Tony Grist (poliphilo) wrote,
Tony Grist
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What Grandparents Do

Odi and Peter came to lunch. I threw a macaroni cheese together. Even before I got serious about my cooking I had perfected the art of  the cheese sauce.

This was the first time we'd seen them since Odi returned home. Ailz  told them they need to talk to one another. I took Fabrizio's disgusting push chair outside and scrubbed it with soap and water and a hard-bristled brush. This is what grandparents do.

Then I sang to him. I'd like him to grow up knowing all the old nursery rhymes and counting songs. They're the key to the culture.
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